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  • deep, compressed
    C + large soft lobes of D & A - > "3 tails"
    D XII, 15-16, no notch
    roof of mouth no teeth
    preopercle strongly serrated
    A III
  • oblong, robust
    D notched, XI-XII strong spines
    small teeth: jaws, roof of mouth, tongue
    operculum: horizontal ridge + 2 spines
    scales small, rough
  • D continuous
    closed mouth - rear of top jaw bone usually exposed
    roof of mouth - small teeth
    3 opercular spines
    A III